Arctostaphylos 'Lester Rowntree'

Arctostaphylos 'Lester Rowntree'

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Lester Rowntree Manzanita

An evergreen shrub to small tree with red-brown bark.  This shrub grows to about six feet high and eight wide.  Dark pink flowers bloom in winter and spring followed by hard red-brown berries.

An easy California Native to grow in the Los Angeles area.   

- Does well in heavier soils but also excels in  decomposed granite.  Tolerates alkaline or serpentine soil

- Water for first year and then can exist on rainfall

- Attracts, birds, bees and butterflies

- More susceptible to red leaf spot gall near the coast

- Drought tolerant

- Hardy up to 15 degrees

- California Native